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Author: Nicole Arca

Dear Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Thank You from a West Covina Filipina

Dear creators, actors, and producers of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, First off, as a West Covina native, I want to thank you for putting West Covina on the map. Thanks for showing that Southern California isn’t one blob of beach glamour but rather, it’s made of a ton of diverse suburbs that many Southern Californians call home. […]

November 25, 2015 • by Nicole Arca

Representing the Movement: Fong Tran on the Power of Presence and Passion

With over 200,000 views on YouTube, thousands of subscribers and more than 500 reblogs on a single poem, spoken word poet Fong Tran speaks to quite the extensive audience who want to hear what he has to say. And he has a lot to say. Earlier this year, Fong’s poem “Don’t Be An Activist” circulated […]

October 20, 2015 • by Nicole Arca

5 Reasons Why Disney’s Casting of Moana is a Big Deal

Last Wednesday, Disney released a video about its upcoming film Moana. Along with the video, Disney also announced who was cast as the lead character in the film. And guess what? Moana is a Native Hawaiian princess… who will be played by an actual Native Hawaiian girl, 14-year old Auli’i Cravalho. While the decision is […]

October 15, 2015 • by Nicole Arca

10 Asian American Fashion Bloggers to Follow

As the domains of art and culture continue to find their place online, fashion continues to evolve into a communal art form.  In many ways, fashion is now becoming more accessible, less elitist, and easier to follow thanks to the fashion bloggers who have fostered this intimate community online. In particular, the community of Asian […]

August 14, 2014 • by Nicole Arca

Keeping the Revolution Alive: Remembering Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama, who passed away last Sunday, June 1st, was known for her radical social activism during the 1960s in the course of the Civil Rights Movement and also for her prolonged dedication to the fight against racial injustice. We should remember and honor Yuri by carrying on her legacy and applying the life lessons […]

June 5, 2014 • by Nicole Arca